The two-year Business Management Diploma program's foundation courses provide an understanding of the basic skills and techniques required to be effective in today's business environment. Graduates will take specialized courses in management essentials, human resources management, business law, negotiations, operations management, enterprise development, business planning and international business.
The Business Management Diploma is designed to prepare students for entry-level management positions in both private and public sector organizations. The program is accredited by the Canadian Institute of Management, Canada's senior management association. Their CIM (Certified in Management) designation is a nationally-recognized benchmark in professional management. Graduates of KPU's Business Management Diploma can apply for their CIM designation with no additional coursework required. For more information about CIM (including experience requirements and exemption process) please visit cim.ca
Faculty's website: kpu.ca/business
Department's website: kpu.ca/business/business-management-diploma
The Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, apply to this program.
Students intending to graduate with this School of Business diploma must declare the credential. At the time of declaration, the student must satisfy all of the following requirements:
- In good academic standing with the University
- Completion of a minimum of 15 credits of undergraduate coursework.
Students must complete 60 credits that include:
|Business Foundation Courses|
|BUSI 1215||Organizational Behaviour||3|
|BUSI 2390||Business Law||3|
|BUSI 2405||Operations Management||3|
|BUSI 2425||Business Diploma Capstone||3|
|MRKT 1199||Introduction to Marketing||3|
|Select one of the following groups:||3-6|
|Accelerated Introductory Financial Accounting|
|Group B 1|
|Introductory Financial Accounting I|
|Introductory Financial Accounting II|
|Business Management Courses|
|BUSI 1110||Fundamentals of Business in Canada||3|
|BUSI 1115||Interpersonal and Self-Management Skills||3|
|BUSI 1210||Essentials of Management||3|
|BUSI 1250||Human Resources Management I||3|
|BUSI 2110||Values, Rationality, and Power: Developing Wise Organizational Action||3|
|BUSI 2465||Negotiation Skills||3|
|Breadth Education Courses|
|CBSY 1105||Computer Business Applications||3|
|CMNS 1140||Introduction to Professional Communication||3|
|ECON 1150||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ENGL 1100||Introduction to University Writing||3|
|GLBL 2000||Intercultural Engagement in Practice||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Calculus for Life Sciences I|
|Calculus I (Business Applications)|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Quantitative Data Analysis I|
|Introduction to Statistics for Business|
|Introduction to Social Research Statistics|
|Select one course numbered 1100 or higher in any area of study except ACCT, BUSI, ENTR, HRMT, or MRKT 2||3|
Students who choose Group B may require more than 60 credits to graduate.
ECON 1250 is recommended for students who intend to proceed into any KPU BBA degree program after completing this diploma.
Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Diploma in Business Management.
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